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Canton’s Samuel Miller Picks Up UTSA Offer

Canton’s Samuel Miller picked up an offer from UTSA on Saturday. It’s the rising senior’s first football scholarship opportunity. (© Christopher R. Vinn/www.etsn.fm)

Canton defensive end and tight end Samuel Miller is the 16th East Texan in the Class of 2015 to have at least one college football scholarship.

Miller received an offer from the UT-San Antonio staff after visiting its campus this weekend. It’s his first college football option.

The Canton product is an athletic 6-3, 220-pound trench player, and Miller probably has the most upside on the defensive line at the next level. He’s very quick, sheds blocks nicely and takes good angles on ball carriers downfield.

Miller is the first rising senior in the region to have an offer from the Roadrunners. UTSA became the 42nd unique school to offer a 2015 East Texas player with Syracuse entering the market earlier in the day for Nacogdoches cornerback Jaylon Lane.

UTSA head coach Larry Coker has been at the helm of the program since it began NCAA football in 2010. The coach is most famous for guiding Miami to an era of prominence in the early 2000s.

The Roadrunners went 7-5 in 2013 with a 6-2 record and second-place finish in Conference USA. This upcoming season will be the four-year-old program’s first bowl-eligible season.

Miller recorded 89 tackles as a junior, 26 of the tackles for loss, as well as four sacks and three forced fumbles.

2015 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 180 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Florida State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
  • Nate Brooks, DB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 150 — offers from Louisiana Tech, North Texas (2)
  • Key’Vantanie “KeKe” Coutee, ATH, Lufkin, 5-10, 160 — offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (3)
  • Justin Dunning, WR/S, Whitehouse, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt (11)
  • Brandon Durman, LB, Tyler Lee, 6-2, 210 – committed to Louisiana Tech (1)
  • Roney Elam, CB/S, Newton, 6-2, 175 — offers from Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (8)
  • JaMycal Hasty, RB, Longview, 5-9, 181 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Houston, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (8)
  • Kevrin Justice, RB, Kilgore, 5-10, 175 — offer from Houston (1)
  • Jaylon Lane, CB, Nacogdoches, 6-2, 185 — offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Boise State, Houston, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, South Alabama, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Texas State, Utah State, Washington State (20)
  • Blake Lynch, QB/ATH, Troup, 6-3, 193 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Clemson, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU (6)
  • Daylon Mack, DT, Gladewater, 6-1, 311 – committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, USC (21)
  • Terry Mark, WR, Lufkin, 6-1, 180 — offer from Houston (1)
  • Erik McCoy, OL, Lufkin, 6-4, 297 — offers from Arkansas State, Houston (2)
  • Samuel Miller, TE/DE, Canton, 6-3, 220 – offer from UTSA (1)
  • Larry Pryor, S, Sulphur Springs, 6-1, 185 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
  • Matthew Weeks, OT, Tyler Lee, 6-5, 260 — offer from SMU (1)

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